Monday, 17 January 2011

Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation!

Last week, i was searching high and low for a new liquid foundation that would agree with my skin. I've tried every liquid foundation you can think of and they all either make me breakout or don't sit right on my skin. My skin is normal to oily and even dry/dehydrated on my cheeks and around my eyes. My nose is extremely oily particularly throughout the day, i'm always 'powdering my nose' and concerned about my large pores.

I currently use BareMinerals Matte foundation, however with my breakouts and acne scarring, i don't feel it's enough coverage for me. I've heard a lot about Estee Lauder doublewear over the years and heard raving reviews, however, i assumed because it's a liquid foundation, it would make my skin more oily and breakout! I got a sample from a counter in Boots and today i decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.

Applying this foundation was easy, it blends well and does give a medium but buildable coverage. I love the finish, it's matte but not too matte and did last most of the day on my skin. It sat well on my oilyness and my dry areas and didn't sink into my skin to highlight any pores. (However, i do always use a primer) I'm also very impressed with the colouring, i was matched to 1w1 Bone, because i'm super pale and this is a great match. I usually find higher end brands have very orangey toned foundation, even their palest colours!

Overall, i love this foundation. However, because my scarring is so bad (honestly, i know you can't see it, but it is under there!), i did use my BareMinerals foundation over the top! I think if you have minor blemishes or are lucky enough to have perfect skin, this foundation would be a winner!

Have you tried this foundation? What's your HG foundation?

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